This week I attended Holt Renfrew‘s Fall Media Preview hosted by Barbara Atkin, Vice President of Fashion Direction at Holt Renfrew. I truly love Atkin’s amazing sense of style and admire her passion for discovering fresh and young designers to introduce to the Canadian consumer. I would like to use this opportunity to combine Holt Renfrew’s picks as well as my picks for the exciting Fall 2009 season.


“Seasonless is on the rise. Shop for fewer things but better things.” – Barbara Atkin

Holt Renfrew has broken up the upcoming fall season into four distinct looks:


1. TRANS-SIBEREAN EXPRESS
A journey through Russia, Mongolia and China featuring ornate, dramatic, and romantic pieces. Fur is back big time this season (but for those more animal rights conscious, many of these looks can be achieved with faux fur as well). Look for pieces by Etro and Marni.


Marni fall 2009 ready-to-wear

2. THE GREAT OUTDOORS
A more sophisticated look back to the grunge era lead yet again by Marc Jacobs. Look for chunky knits, oversized jackets, big boots and toques!


Marc by Marc Jacobs fall 2009 ready-to-wear


3. STREAMLINED
This look is all about reductionism. Look of for sleek and modern silhouettes by Jil Sander, Prada and Alexander McQueen.


Jil Sander fall 2009 ready-to-wear

4. BRITTANIA RULES
Throwbacks to 1920s-1930s prep school; classics become redefined by special attention to details. Look for Tahari and Paul Smith.


Paul Smith fall 2009 ready-to-wear



Barbara Atkin’s must-haves styles:


BOLD SHOULDERS

It Girl picks Balenciaga


2. LEATHER

Barbara Atkin picks Alexander Wang perfecto jacket

3. SHINE

It Girl picks Giorgio Armani jacket


4. KNIT


Barbara Atkin picks Stella McCartney knit dress

5. SLIM LEG

It Girl picks Marc Jacobs boots

Accessories:

1. COLLAR EFFECT


It Girl picks Miu Miu jacket

2. BELT

It Girl picks Lanvin

3. SATCHEL BAG
It Girl picks Michael Kors


4. CITY PUMP
It Girl pics Marni


5. BOOT LEGGINGS


Barbara Atkin picks Stella McCartney


It Girl’s stand-outs of the season:

DRAPED SKIRT

Balenciaga

FUR STOLE

Lanvin


SCULPTURAL ANKLE BOOTS

Marc by Marc Jacobs

CHUNKY JEWELRY


Marni cuff

ARCHITECTURAL PUMP

Jil Sander


Best of Men’s Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear coming soon…


All images courtesy of www.style.com.